Russians may soon ask Foreign Ministry to cease contacts with Kerry, spokeswoman says

Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said that Russians may soon vote for ceasing diplomatic contacts with US State Secretary John Kerry. “By making statements equating Russia’s actions in Syria with war crimes, the US State Department should understand that this may all end with the national referendum in Russia with one question: ‘Shouldn’t we just turn off telephones in the Foreign...

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Spain arrests Ukrainians, Russians accused of crime syndicate links
Jul12

Spain arrests Ukrainians, Russians accused of crime syndicate links

Eleven people of primarily Ukrainian and Russian origin were arrested on Tuesday (July 12) in Barcelona accused of connections with organised crime and money laundering, the Spanish anti-corruption prosecutor’s office said. The investigation found instances of organised crime, money laundering, forgery of official documents and tax avoidance, the prosecutor said in a statement. The arrests were the second large case involving...

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Misunderstanding Russia and Russians
Jul06

Misunderstanding Russia and Russians

Author: Ann Wright Western media has demonized Russia and President Putin with unrelenting propaganda that has dazed and confused many Russians, a condition that retired U.S. Col. Ann Wright encountered on a recent visit. I’ve just ended two weeks visiting cities in four regions of Russia. The questions that were asked over and over were: “Why does America hate us? Why do you demonize us?” Most would add a caveat — “I like...

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Cyprus granted citizenship to 2,277, of whom 27.1% Russian
Jun13

Cyprus granted citizenship to 2,277, of whom 27.1% Russian

Cyprus granted citizenship to 2,277 individuals in 2014, according to Eurostat, of whom 27.1% were said to be from Russia 15.5% from Greece and 15.1% from the United Kingdom. Eurostat says that out of the 2,277 individuals 33% were already citizens of another member state, while 67% were not. In 2014, around 890,000 persons acquired citizenship of a member state of the European Union (EU), down from 981,000 in 2013. Since 2009, more...

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Russians name their prime enemies
Jun02

Russians name their prime enemies

Russians consider the USA, Ukraine and Turkey their prime enemies, a recent study conducted by Levada-Center said. According to Vedomosti, 72% of respondents believe that the United States of America is most hostile to the Russian Federation. Ukraine was ranked second (48%, in 2015 – 37%). The third most hostile country is Turkey: the figure has grown from one percent in 2015 to 29 percent in 2016. Russia’s most friendly...

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